If Manchester United goes up for sale, British businessman Jim Ratcliffe is "definitely a potential buyer."

The Glazer family, who now own United and are located in the US, is thinking about selling a small interest,

With a disastrous start to the season under new manager Erik ten Hag, the squad is currently last in the Premier League.

In order to get full control at Old Trafford, Ratcliffe, who is supposedly the richest man in Britain, would be willing to purchase such a stake.

The Glazers, who acquired United in a leveraged buyout in 2005 that left the team with enormous debts,

The Glazer family has long been accused of withdrawing more money than they have contributed to the club's transfer budget or the renovation of its deteriorating Old Trafford stadium.

By endorsing the unsuccessful European Super League concept in April of last year, they further incensed United supporters.

Since 2013, when they last won the Premier League, United has not won a significant award.

The team fell to the basement of England's first division for the first time in thirty years after last weekend's humbling 4-0 loss at Brentford.